Introduction: At 247 Springvale Rd. Glen Waverley this Japanese restaurant is most highly regarded for its Suchi dishes which are distinguised by a special rice
Ambience: On the ascetic side in a long narrow room with hard wooden chairs and little decoration apart from the very fresh seafood on show at the sushi bar.
Service: Black uniformed waitresses passed by fequently and provided advice
Food: I am not an afficionado where Japanese food is concerned but one could not be impressed by both the presentation and the delicacy of the dishes.
After a small dish of sliced vegatables and fish in a sweet vinegar sauce we started with 6 small eel suchii rolls with a sweet soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi had a pleasing taste and unusual texture
This was followed by deep fried marinated chicken in a crisp batter with a small mostly lettuce salad. KFC, just down the road, could learn something from this excellent dish
For mains we had a mixed Tempura Mori of prawns, ehiting, and vegetables in a wonderful light batter with a light dipping sauce ($8 or $36 for a larger serve with more vegetables.
Wine: A scanty list, inexpensive with a small selection by the glass BYO if you want something better! Half a dozen hot or cold Saki's are available at modest prices too. I quite enjoyed a semi sweet hot saki with the meal
Price: Moderately expensive for a simple place. We paid $100 for two
Comments: Named after an Aurora seen over Western Japan in summer it translates as "The fire that is not fire." I guess it did not light my fire. It was an interesting meal of good quality but I would not rush to return